Pokémon Go Heatran raid guide: counters and best movesets

Heatran is back in Pokémon Go’s tier 5 raids up until Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. in your regional time.

The fire- and steel-type Legendary is a respectable fire-type aggressor, however is outplayed by the typical fire-types we like, like Moltres or Chandelure.

For the very first time, Shiny Heatran has a possibility to appear after you’ve completed the fight. You can see the distinction in between the typical and Shiny alternative listed below.

Shiny Heatran standing next to its original version in Pokémon Go

Image: Niantic through Polygon

To get your extremely own Heatrean, usage combating-, ground-, or water-type relocations. It in fact has actually a doubled weak point to ground-type relocations, so those are your best choice. We suggest the following:

  • Groudon with Mud Shot and Earthquake
  • Excadrill with Mud Slap and Drill Run
  • Swampert with Mud Shot and Earthquake
  • Golurk with Mud Slap and Earth Power

If you’re fortunate adequate to have a Garchomp, set one up with Mud Shot and Earthquake and certainly utilize that.

After getting your Heatran, set it up with Fire Spin and Weapon to optimize its DPS abilities in raids and health clubs.

For more details on raids, take a look at our guide here.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.